So Cameron Crenshaw and I are trying to figure out Matthew 22:1-14 today. It’s a story of a king who throws a wedding party, and the guests he invites don’t show. So He invites everyone off the street, and they all come in. But one guy shows up, and isn’t wearing the right wedding clothes, and gets kicked out. This is where I get stuck.
Some people say it’s because the King would have provided fancy clothing for everyone at the party, and this guy had rejected it. That would work.
I get the part about the first crew not coming. Jesus is showing how the Jews, who had been God’s chosen people, had rejected Him enough that He was going to invite everyone in. I don’t get the clothing part. Is it an example of how we need to be “clothed” in faith in Jesus, like a robe of righteousness that He discusses in other places?
I don’t know. What do you think it’s all about?